The Employee Payroll Template, created by Vertex42.com, is a simple spreadsheet for Microsoft Excel. It was designed for employers that need to satisfy the recordkeeping practices required by various laws. The spreadsheet contains two worksheets. The Employee Payroll Information worksheet is for maintaining a record of employee payroll, benefits, and withholding information. The Payroll Register worksheet is for maintaining a record of payroll payments (including all the individual withholdings) and hours worked by each employee. The Employee Payroll Template is especially ideal for businesses that use an accountant or perhaps an online payroll system to manage the payroll calculations and reporting. The calculations for determining taxes and other withholdings can be complicated (and prone to error if you try to handle them yourself). So, instead of recommending that an employer use a spreadsheet to handle the payroll calculations and reporting, we suggest that you leave that to your accountant or online payroll system, and simply use this spreadsheet for recordkeeping (that is exactly what we do, and it works great). For more information about recordkeeping requirements or to download a version of this template for OpenOffice.org, visit the official author page (see the link in the spreadsheet).